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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-23 02:30:38

Peter Dimov writes:
> Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>> I guess my question is: do you want to keep the failures yellow "for
>> yourself" or for users of the library? If it's the former, wouldn't
>> keeping the already known, "cannot-do-anything-about-it" failures
>> highlighted in the report make it much harder to notice possible new
>> failures, thus basically rendering the detailed view useless for the
>> purpose of examining, well, a detailed regressions/failures picture?
> I don't want to hide the failures in the detailed view, but the users
> should see a green box in the summary.
> This kind of failure is not common (in the libraries I
> maintain). There are two such failures on the smart_ptr page, and a
> bit more on the bind page, but I don't think that they can mask new
> failures. A release should never go out with a "real" failure, only
> with "non-critical" failures. Once released, any new failures would be
> regressions and impossible to miss.
> I want to keep the non-critical failures visible because they are
> failures. :-)

They are. They also _are_ distinguishable from passing tests -- after
all, the text says "fail*". But I tend to agree that they deserve some

> Any non-green color is fine with me.


Thank you for your feedback,

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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